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Old 11-18-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
LordFett
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Help me speed up SuSe10 on my Compaq Evo desktop


I installed Suse 10.0 on this compq Evo desktop and at first it ran great, was fast and the longer I used it the slower it became. I tried rebooting it and shutting down and letting it cool off. It still is getting slower and slower.

So I stuck my WinXP hard drive back in to see if it was the PC or not. XP is running fine and fast.

The main problems are the amount of time it takes to open a program, even FireFox can take over a minute to open, is this normal? Am I over reacting? Then even once FF does open it takes the pages forever to load.

In windows I have right now 3 IM windows open, 3 FireFox Windows (each with multiple tabs) and am not noticing any drop in performance.

I want so badly to use Linux but this is really detering me from doing so.

I am coping my DxDiag from XP (Is there a way I can get this in linux to post too?).

Code:
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System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 11/18/2005, 18:11:47
       Machine name: CHIMERA
   Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq
       System Model: Evo D510 SFF
               BIOS: 686O2 v1.08
          Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz
             Memory: 120MB RAM
          Page File: 190MB used, 97MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
  DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Music Tab: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.
        Network Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

---------------
Display Devices
---------------
        Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
        Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
         DAC type: Internal
       Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_00B90E11&REV_01
   Display Memory: 32.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
          Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
  Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
      Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
   Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4342 (English)
      DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 6/21/2005 16:04:48, 38016 bytes
      WHQL Logo'd: Yes
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: n/a
         Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 6/21/2005 16:12:34, 807998 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6622-11CF-577D-B320A0C2CB35}
        Vendor ID: 0x8086
        Device ID: 0x2562
        SubSys ID: 0x00B90E11
      Revision ID: 0x0001
      Revision ID: 0x0001
      Video Accel: 
 Deinterlace Caps: n/a
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
 D3D7 Test Result: Not run
 D3D8 Test Result: Not run
 D3D9 Test Result: Not run

-------------
Sound Devices
-------------
            Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_00AD0E11&REV_01
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 100
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: smwdm.sys
         Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3620 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 5/27/2003 16:05:42, 578304 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Analog Devices
         HW Accel Level: Full
              Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
               Registry: OK
      Sound Test Result: Not run

---------------------
Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
            Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
  Default Sound Capture: Yes
  Default Voice Capture: Yes
            Driver Name: smwdm.sys
         Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3620 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
          Date and Size: 5/27/2003 16:05:42, 578304 bytes
              Cap Flags: 0x41
           Format Flags: 0xCCC

-----------
DirectMusic
-----------
        DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
     DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
           Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
                  SoundMAX Digital Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
                  Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
                  SoundMAX Wavetable Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
                  Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
        Registry: OK
     Test Result: Not run

-------------------
DirectInput Devices
-------------------
      Device Name: Mouse
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
        FF Driver: n/a

      Device Name: Keyboard
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
        FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
         Registry: OK

-----------
USB Devices
-----------
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x24C2
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/4/2004 01:08:42, 57600 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/29/2002 07:00:00, 4736 bytes

----------------
Gameport Devices
----------------

------------
PS/2 Devices
------------
+ Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Service: i8042prt
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 8/4/2004 01:14:36, 52736 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/4/2004 00:58:32, 24576 bytes
| 
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 03:01:07, 40840 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/4/2004 00:58:32, 24576 bytes
| 
+ HID-compliant mouse
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x09DA, 0x0006
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
| Service: mouhid
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/4/2004 00:58:32, 23040 bytes
| Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/17/2001 12:48:00, 12160 bytes
| 
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 03:01:07, 40840 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/4/2004 00:58:32, 23040 bytes

----------------------------
DirectPlay Service Providers
----------------------------
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

-------------------
DirectPlay Adapters
-------------------
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM2
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection - IPv4 - 

-----------------------
DirectPlay Voice Codecs
-----------------------
Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

-------------------------
DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
-------------------------
Alibre Design (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: AlibreDirectPlay.exe (6.00.0000.0000)

------------------------
Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
------------------------
      Drive: C:
 Free Space: 42.0 GB
Total Space: 76.3 GB
File System: NTFS
      Model: Maxtor 4D080H4

      Drive: D:
      Model: SONY CD-RW  CRX185E3
     Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 00:59:52, 49536 bytes
[edit]had to trim the DXDiag, it was too long[/edit]
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:58 PM   #2
Emerson
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You could get an amazing speed-up by adding at least 128 MB of RAM. Anything under 256 MB for a loaded desktop (Windows) computer is masochism nowadays. You probably could get Linux running smoothly on 128 MB, but you need to keep it clean and optimized.
Bottom line, just add some RAM.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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I didn't have any memory that would fit in that PC but I did find another 128meg stick that fit in my older Evo bumping it up to 256. This one is running FC4 and was having hte same problems as the one I listed above. Things seem to be doing better.

I'll give it a couple days before I know for sure. Thanks for the tip.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 05:16 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by LordFett
I didn't have any memory that would fit in that PC but I did find another 128meg stick that fit in my older Evo bumping it up to 256. This one is running FC4 and was having hte same problems as the one I listed above. Things seem to be doing better.

I'll give it a couple days before I know for sure. Thanks for the tip.
Try a lighter desktop manager like xfce or lighter window manager like blackbox.

try optimizing the I/O by adding elevator=cfq at the grub menu.lst
try optimizing your harddrive with hdparm
disable unneeded services with yast.
 
  


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